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Old 04-30-2005, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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recently replaced my 2 80mm case fans with quieter ones. these connect up to the power via the 4 pin power connectors.

i want to remove my old case fans, but i'm concerned about doing so. they're both wired up to a 4 pin power connector, but the power to the CPU is sharing the same connector. would it be safe just to pull these case fan wires out of this connector ?

thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you talking about the molex connectors ?

I wouldnt advise you pull wires out of molex connectors or any other connector for that matter.
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Why can you not just re-organise your wires so that your CPU gets the connector it needs, and just unplug your case fans.
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Kangaroo - i should point out i'm a novice inside the PC. re-organising the wires inside my PC is a no-go area. i just wanted a quick and simple method of removing these damn things. why they had to wire them up like this ...

Catbert - that's what i thought. someone suggested otherwise to me, but i was hesitant to act on this. i think i'll hold off on that.

thanks for the responses.
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well if thats the way they are connected, you have no other choice. Usually the cpu fan go's striaght to your mobo. Its only a wire, nothing bad can happen.
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